Video Poker Jacks or Better Casino Game
object of Jacks or Better is to obtain a five-card poker hand that
contains a winning combination (see the paytable on the machine).
The better your hand, the bigger the payout. You choose how many
and which of your cards are to be replaced. You may replace your
cards only once.
play the game:
Choose the value of the coins you wish to wager each round, by clicking
on the + and – buttons on the leftof the screen.
Click Bet One or Bet Max to select the number of coins you wish
to wager. Each click on the Bet One button increases your bet by
the value of the coin you selected. Pressing Bet Max increases your
bet to the maximum amount possible – that is five coins –
and deals the cards automatically. You can also click the appropriate
column on the winnings table to specify your bet size.
Click Deal (if you did not press Bet Max).
Choose which cards you wish to keep by pressing the Hold button
underneath the card, or by clicking on the card itself.
Click Deal to replace the cards that you did not choose to hold.
If you do not obtain a winning combination, the round is over and
you can start over. If you do obtain a winning combination, see
the next section.
The lowest winning combination is a pair of Jacks: a pair of any
lower cards (for example, Tens) is not a winning combination; a
pair of any higher cards (for example, Queens) is a winning combination.
you end up with a winning hand, you can accept the win (press Collect),
or you have the option to Double it. Should you choose to Double,
the dealer draws an open card and you are given 4 unexposed cards
to choose between. If you choose a card that is lower than the dealer's,
you lose your original win. If the cards are equal, it is a tie,
and you have the option to collect your original winnings (press
Collect) or Double again. If your card is higher, you win double
the amount of your original winnings. You then have the option to
collect your winnings or Double even further.
can also choose to Half Double, which means you only double for
a half of your winning amount with the remainder being awarded to
your account balance. You cannot Double or Half Double, if your
winning amount exceeds 2000.
can move the Double window (if enabled from the Options section)
by dragging it with the mouse. Doubling is a separate game round,
and can be viewed as such in the Game History. During doubling the
Bet meter displays the amount wagered for doubling: the full or
half of the previous round’s win amount. The Win meter displays
the win amount of the current round.